National Data Opt-Out

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

If you’re happy for your medical records to be extracted and shared, you don’t need to do anything.

How Do I Opt-Out?

More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ and you can also find the link for the opt-out process.

Or you can telephone 0300 303 5678 for more help.

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